Plano City Council Preview - January 13, 2020

Updated: Feb 13, 2020


In the first Plano City Council meeting of the new year, among other things, we will confirm and welcome Plano's new Chief of Police, Ed Drain!


Executive Session

  • Real Estate - Downtown Plano

Preliminary Open Meeting

  • Introduction of Ethics Investigators - Richard Abernathy and Peter Smith

  • Departmental Reports for both Library and Parks & Recreation

Regular Meeting Recognition:

  • Rob Johnson is retiring from his 22 year position as Sparky the Fire Dog

  • Plano Police Department, Public Safety Communications and former Chief Greg Rushin will receive awards from CALEA

  • Collin Central Appraisal District Board - Michael Pirek

Items for Consideration:

  • Confirmation of Chief Ed Drain as the new Plano Chief of Police (welcome home, Chief Drain!)

  • Modify the zoning at the northwest side of 14th Street and Los Rios to allow for greater retail square footage and increase the height restriction for retirement housing to a maximum of 3 stories

  • A Specific Use Permit (SUP) for a fitness center on the southeast side of Plano Parkway and Campbell Rd.

  • Levy a special assessment of 15 cents per $100 of appraised value for the Downtown Plano PID (Public Improvement District - these levy additional taxes on the property owners in that specific area, as they are the principle beneficiaries of improvements in that area)

  • The designation of the area around Collin Creek Mall as a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ - sets aside 75% of property taxes collected in the zone to pay for public improvements in the zone, such as road improvements, infrastructure, and economic development)

  • Establishment of the Collin Creek East PID

  • Extending the Oncor Electric franchise agreement in Plano

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